Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blood Clot

After all that dad went through he developed a blood clot in his leg. If you are a nurse or doctor I don't think it would surprise you to know a patient who has a serious blood infection that moved into his brain and caused him to get so sick he went afib, that he would get a clot. He was in bed unconscious for about a week and once he woke up he still has no energy at all to even move. We are thankful for him getting better but the fear is coming back today. They gave him a shot that is a blood thinner. It's not Heparin. I forget the name of it. Anyway the clot has moved to his lung. Now he is on oxygen and a lot of it. He is having difficulty breathing right now. They are giving him things to break up that clot. We need prayer that the meds will do their job! Good thoughts sent out this way are always appreciated. I hate seeing my dad in any discomfort and right now breathing is a chore for him. So this is yet another setback.

On a different note I met with my academic advisor at my college of nursing yesterday. I am in full on panic mode folks. Starting in January it's going to be really really hard on us. I don't know how I am going to have someone watch Gabbi for so long. I love my baby girl and it kills me. It kills me knowing all the homework I'll have and everything. I do know however this will be a good thing for my family in the long run. I know it is something that will be good for us. Gabbi will always know me as a nurse. I am proud of what I am doing. I want prayers that I will have the strength, knowledge and patience to do this.

5 comments:

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Many,many thoughts and prayers being sent your way! For our dad and his healing quickly and for You and your strength. You are going to be an awesome nurse. Your children will see your strength and learn so much from it.

maryanne said...

Oh no. I'm sorry to hear that your dad is having even more complications. Your dad and the rest of your family will be in our prayers.

Brad said...

I am continuing to pray for you and your family. Lord strengthen Sandi's Dad and bring healing to his body. I pray that the clot would go away tonight. I pray that your father's breathing would become easier and less difficult.

peace in Christ,
brad

BK said...

Sending positive thought to your Dad and wish that he will get better and not suffer from any discomfort. And wishing you all the best in the coming Jan too. I wish for you the strength, knowledge and patience to overcome any challenges.

b&b venice said...

So sorry to hear that...I'll put a candle and pray for your father, and also for my grandmother that has the same problem but in her leg. She's 89.
Hope you and your father gets well really soon, at least in your country you have more new equiptment for treatments.
Best of luck,

lara